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We are delighted to be taking part in this weekend, tonnes of kids events and activities including author/illustrator Shalla Gray plus two fantastic author evening events - Dan Sweeney author of Lost Mansions and Houses of Lanarkshire and Aileen Orr author of Wotjek the Bear. Tickets on sale now from Biggar Museum or Atkinson-Pryce.
Thursday 12th March
St. Mary's Hall, Biggar, 7.30pm
A deeply moving and insightful exploration of the science of death and of our own roles in preparing for the one thing in life that's certain. In conversation with Iona Goldie, Janie will talk about how to "be prepared and open and accepting when the time comes for us to leave this world".
*Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying. As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of all our mortality*
"For a book that concerns itself with so many ways of coming to terms with death, this remarkable book is hugely life-affirming. These conversations from the heart of dying are bold, gracious, often witty and full of love. They accompany you in the dark. Then they let the light in" Jackie Kay.
Tuesday 24th March
Atkinson-Pryce Books, 7.30pm
Join Roger in the bookshop to hear about his beekeeping journey. It is the story of colourful characters, unlikely friendships and a greater understanding of the challenges the honeybee faces in the world today.
'After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane world of unexpected challenges. Coping with many setbacks along the way, they manage to create a colony of beehives, finishing two years later with more honey than anyone knows what to do with.
By standing back from their normal lives and working with the cycle of the seasons, they emerge with a new-found understanding of nature and a respect for the honeybee and the threats it faces.'
Tickets £6: from Atkinson-Pryce, call or email us to reserve yours now.